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Old 11-24-2012, 05:29 PM   #29
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Thanks, Donna...so....Thomas G....?????????????????????????????????????

Did you mean to ask why there are so few Canadian molded trailer makers surviving, or what?

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I was not just considering current manufacturers, but rather the whole population of existing trailers including the likes of Boler and so many others that were made in Canada. My gut feel is that proportionate to their population, Canada has created a lot of different brands and that proportionate to their population Canadians have embraced the fiberglass camper.

Of course, maybe I'm all wet.
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I was not just considering current manufacturers, but rather the whole population of existing trailers including the likes of Boler and so many others that were made in Canada. My gut feel is that proportionate to their population, Canada has created a lot of different brands and that proportionate to their population Canadians have embraced the fiberglass camper.

Of course, maybe I'm all wet.
hmmm... So....
Having more people go out of business is an indicator of Canadian Embracement!

Those Northerners are a really tricky people...

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:42 PM   #31
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hmmm... So....
Having more people go out of business is an indicator of Canadian Embracement!

Those Northerners are a really tricky people...

Francesca
OK, maybe I'm not explaining this properly. My theory is that FG trailer ownership (old or new) is higher among Canadians on a per capita basis.

Do I have any statistics? Are you kidding? This is the internet.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:44 PM   #32
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I think it's just because the all molded towable movement started in Canada and so many of them have either been rehabed or still loved (in proportioned to stick builts) it just SEEMS like there are more Canadian built trailers (and owners) around. But then again, what is the proportion of all molded owners that actually belong to any forum? And yes, we can look at the total members here on FiberglassRV but the vast majority are stick built owners or molded owners that have NEVER posted.
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That's why most all of us live within 60 miles of the border. <cliP> Having a national healthcare system means not going without care and we are better for it. <clip>Having a very conservative banking system helps regulations also issue us a reality cheque in that certain claims can't be made about our products.
LOL Alf your sounding just a little bit like a Molson's I am Canadian commercial

I was going to suggest we are all here simple because it is the WWW and it is a .com website.
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I was going to suggest we are all here simple because it is the WWW and it is a .com website.
That WORKS FOR ME Although there are several brands of trailers I would NEVER consider for ownership (budget, layout, weight, etc.)... gotta love them ALL !!!
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OK, enough pontification. Bring on the thread hijackers.

Did the chrome mafia really steal all the best hockey players?

Are Canadians drawn toward the border like a moth to a flame?
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OK, enough pontification. Bring on the thread hijackers.

Did the chrome mafia really steal all the best hockey players?

Are Canadians drawn toward the border like a moth to a flame?
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OK, enough pontification. Bring on the thread hijackers.

Did the chrome mafia really steal all the best hockey players?

Are Canadians drawn toward the border like a moth to a flame?
My time has come...


BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

So...what's with having Thanksgiving on the wrong day, selling gas by the "liter", and going "kilometers per hour"?


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So...what's with having Thanksgiving on the wrong day, selling gas by the "liter", and going "kilometers per hour"?
And measuring temperature in degrees C (Canadian).
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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER/ ADMISSION OF SOUR GRAPES ETC....

To my neighbors-to-the-North:

This is just to admit that I'm still really really mad about that whole border thing, hence my nitpickyness....

Love, Francesca...left behind in 1846

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It's not too late to try again, you know....here's a map in case you forgot!
Oddly, my house is on that map just about where the last "d" in "disputed" is...it's like they knew me!

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When are we gonna start chrome-plating our FG trailers? We could outshine Airstream!
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OK, maybe I'm not explaining this properly. My theory is that FG trailer ownership (old or new) is higher among Canadians on a per capita basis.

Do I have any statistics? Are you kidding? This is the internet.
I suspect it might be a little tough to nail that assumption down. Even though Canada is a bigger country we only have about the same population of all of California. Yes we did and still do have some major fiberglass trailer manufactures. Though the years though the biggest producer which has gone by by was of course the Boler. But many of the boler's went south, although some for various reasons did sneak back under the fence during the 70's as a result of draft issues south of us most went south & have stayed south though.

Trilliums started out here as well but they where going toe to toe with Boler so they had an uphill battle getting market share away from Boler - same problem with some of the other small players that came and went quickly in the 70's time frame. Bigfoot was the biggest fiberglass trailer manufacture in the north for the past 30 years & probable still is but a lot of their trailers go south on being hatched & thus the reason they closed for a time when the US market crashed, but back into biz again now.

Something to keep in mind is things are still a little rough up here in the north so pick ups & campers are still the 1st choose for a great many. If you go to any popular fishing or hunting spots you will soon realize that Bigfoot has a strong hold on that market. With a camper they can pull a boat to their fav fishing hole or travel on rough roads to their fav hunting spot. Here in BC for example we have very few Government run parks with any hook ups at all - thats why we call it Super Natural BC So due to lack of power and water you not going to be able to use half of the fancy features that come in a trailer even if you are going to a popular Government park & can get up the road to it.

I dont think Bigfoot over their 30 years has turned out near as many trailers as Casita and Scamp combined though. Of course there is the new kid on the block Escape who is quickly making up for lost time and may have been given a little help with Bigfoot stepping out of the picture for a while. Escapes production may also be leaning a little bit more south than north though these days (thats just a guess on my part) in part due to the p/u camper issue in their own back yard. Sadly when people in these parts think of fiberglass trailers they still tend to think Bigfoot, suspect most still dont even know about the Escape option yet but some of us are doing our best to change that
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Hi: All... And to think...all this came about in Canada with the design of a septic tank!!!
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